Bivalent



Chemistry.

having a valence of two.
having two valences, as aluminum with valences of two and three.

Genetics. pertaining to associations of two homologous chromosomes.
Genetics. a pair of bivalent chromosomes, especially when pairing during meiosis.
Historical Examples

Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various
The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb
Studies in Spermatogenesis Nettie Maria Stevens
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 Various
The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb
Studies in Spermatogenesis Nettie Maria Stevens
Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2) Nettie Maria Stevens
Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2) Nettie Maria Stevens
A Brief Account of Radio-activity Francis Preston Venable

adjective
(chem) another word for divalent
(of homologous chromosomes) associated together in pairs
noun
a structure formed during meiosis consisting of two homologous chromosomes associated together
adj.

n.
A pair of homologous, synapsed chromosomes associated together during meiosis.bi·va’lence or bi·va’len·cy n.
bivalent
(bī-vā’lənt)
Chemistry Having a valence of 2.

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